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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 30, 2013 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: China Cat Sunflower > Autzen 08/21/93

Curious--give me an example of or define "major clam"...

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 30, 2013 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: China Cat Sunflower > Autzen 08/21/93

with regards to the notorious clam, the grateful dead clam takes many forms..from hitting the wrong chord (like Weir in the intro to Terrapin 01-22-78), to clipping notes (ala Garcia in intro Morning Dew 05-08-77), to hitting a sour note (Garcia solo Look Like Rain 04-20-83)...sometimes it can be a group clam...as compared to lyrical blunders, a minor clam, like an "outside" note played during a run in Let It Grow in 06/18-74, can often escape detection, however a major blunder can often put off a sour taste that is hard to make up for...if you notice, all these versions are considered top ranking versions, mostly because other variable factor in that offset the mistakes...09-18-87 morning dew is likely the highest rated most flawed version of anything they played...